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Indian Wells R1: Ancic d. Reynolds 4-6 6-3 6-4

crystaleyesd
03-11-2010, 11:59 PM
The comeback starts here! :woohoo:

And when you're 696 in the world or whatever, those points are going to go a loooong way!

Caio_Brasil
03-12-2010, 12:01 AM
Great for tennis.

croat123
03-12-2010, 12:01 AM
Mario :D:D tried to choke at the end, but was able to close. good luck next round!!!!

Caio_Brasil
03-12-2010, 12:02 AM
And the good and old fighting spirit was probably there as he came back from a set and a break down.

Action Jackson
03-12-2010, 12:03 AM
Good stuff Karate Kid, just hope he can make it through the year without anymore problems.

croat123
03-12-2010, 12:03 AM
great comeback :) he's always been a fighter. hopefully he can step it up on his own serve next round

joxong
03-12-2010, 12:04 AM
bravo mario

crystaleyesd
03-12-2010, 12:04 AM
And the good and old fighting spirit was probably there as he came back from a set and a break down.

Yep. I really thought he was down and out at that point because tracking his progress through the challengers and futures, his return game has obviously been off. But how glad I am he proved me wrong. He's getting stronger every day - great for the game :D

oranges
03-12-2010, 12:05 AM
:bigclap:

Welcome back Mario and GL against Benny

shuhrat
03-12-2010, 12:06 AM
Great result! :bounce: So happy for him. :hug:

Il Primo Uomo
03-12-2010, 12:06 AM
Go on Mario!

rhinooooo
03-12-2010, 12:07 AM
Set and a break down. Always a fighter. Hope he stays healthy.

Getta
03-12-2010, 12:12 AM
encouraging.

Geo
03-12-2010, 12:18 AM
good win for him ::)

dylan24
03-12-2010, 12:19 AM
good for the game.
clowns like reynolds and his buddie russell belong in challenger events
not in masters series events

HKz
03-12-2010, 12:20 AM
I thought he was going to cost me in my ATP World Tour Draw Challenge when he lost that first set -.-

I'm still pissed at Olivier Rochus and Phau losing their matches :mad:

dylan24
03-12-2010, 12:22 AM
I thought he was going to cost me in my ATP World Tour Draw Challenge when he lost that first set -.-

I'm still pissed at Olivier Rochus and Phau losing their matches :mad:

i wish belgian midget brothers would retire from tennis

MrChopin
03-12-2010, 12:22 AM
Excellent!

Black Adam
03-12-2010, 12:53 AM
Good play. See you in Wimbly final :d

abraxas21
03-12-2010, 01:09 AM
i wish belgian midget brothers would retire from tennis

i wish you'd retire from MTF...

savesthedizzle
03-12-2010, 01:11 AM
I honestly wasn't sure he'd win yet at this level but I am so so so glad he did. Welcome back Mario, hope you can keep it up. :D

Clydey
03-12-2010, 01:17 AM
Nice one, Mario. Hopefully he keeps it up.

Corey Feldman
03-12-2010, 02:02 AM
comeback #47 is on the roll ;)

alfonsojose
03-12-2010, 02:23 AM
:D Nice to see him back

MagicMilan
03-12-2010, 02:35 AM
nice win Mario, now build on this :)

Arkulari
03-12-2010, 04:36 AM
I think Karate Kid did the right thing playing these futures :)
Hopefully he can build on this

Doomach777
03-12-2010, 04:38 AM
bravo Mario :D

Fee
03-12-2010, 05:14 AM
I was there today, it was soooo awesome to see him win. That first set, Smitty and I were trying to 'find the positives' then all of sudden he broke in the second and we looked at each other and said 'can he go three?'. We thought he was just out of shape and rusty, but he just needed a little bit of time to get going and get a feel for his strokes. It might also help that Reynolds is also coming back from a layoff, but Mario kept firing himself up even when he was a set and a break down. He never gave up and it paid off. It reminded me of his match two years ago on that same court against Gonzo.

At the end of the match he did a very brief interview on court and thanked his coach and manager for sticking with him all this time. He also said he got sick and stopped playing one year ago at this event and to win a match there today meant a lot to him. He thanked everyone in the crowd who supported him.

I spoke to him after that. He remembered me (sort of, he may have thought I was someone else) from two years ago and gave me a big smile (then a hug and a photo a few minutes later). He was very lovely, and he signed things and took photos with fans while he waited for the golf cart to come get him. He's kind of cute the way he kind of shyly speaks to people, but he was very patient with all the requests he got.

I'm so happy to see him get a win, I hope he can stay healthy and get stronger and really get back in the mix again. It's like having Taylor back, these guys just add a little bit of variety to the whole game and it's good for us as fans.

Puschkin
03-12-2010, 05:29 AM
these guys just add a little bit of variety to the whole game and it's good for us as fans.
:yeah: Bravo, Mario!:)

doublebackhand
03-12-2010, 06:02 AM
I was there today, it was soooo awesome to see him win. That first set, Smitty and I were trying to 'find the positives' then all of sudden he broke in the second and we looked at each other and said 'can he go three?'. We thought he was just out of shape and rusty, but he just needed a little bit of time to get going and get a feel for his strokes. It might also help that Reynolds is also coming back from a layoff, but Mario kept firing himself up even when he was a set and a break down. He never gave up and it paid off. It reminded me of his match two years ago on that same court against Gonzo.

At the end of the match he did a very brief interview on court and thanked his coach and manager for sticking with him all this time. He also said he got sick and stopped playing one year ago at this event and to win a match there today meant a lot to him. He thanked everyone in the crowd who supported him.

I spoke to him after that. He remembered me (sort of, he may have thought I was someone else) from two years ago and gave me a big smile (then a hug and a photo a few minutes later). He was very lovely, and he signed things and took photos with fans while he waited for the golf cart to come get him. He's kind of cute the way he kind of shyly speaks to people, but he was very patient with all the requests he got.

I'm so happy to see him get a win, I hope he can stay healthy and get stronger and really get back in the mix again. It's like having Taylor back, these guys just add a little bit of variety to the whole game and it's good for us as fans.

thanks for sharing..i will be there in a few days time. hopefully have something nice to share as well.

and good to see ancic winning, i like that guy for no apparent reason (as his game is not particularly appealing)

tennishero
03-12-2010, 07:34 AM
nice one

Certinfy
03-12-2010, 07:37 AM
Oh Bobby :o

KarlyM
03-12-2010, 07:48 AM
Mario! :yeah:

Deathless Mortal
03-12-2010, 08:35 AM
Great comeback Mario :rocker2:
Good luck in the next round :yeah:

Ibracadabra
03-12-2010, 09:04 AM
Good for the game, mugs like reyonlds should not be in master series events.

dusan1610
03-12-2010, 10:23 AM
Welcome back Super Mario !!! :worship:

asmazif
03-12-2010, 10:42 AM
great stuff Mario :D

MariaV
03-12-2010, 10:52 AM
Good to have Mario back! :bounce: :bigclap: :D

jcempire
03-12-2010, 01:17 PM
Ancic still can play great tennis

gulzhan
03-12-2010, 03:02 PM
Bravo, Mario :yeah: